Caprice Edmond was elected to the school board in 2020. A lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, Mrs. Edmond is a proud graduate of Gibbs High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Elementary Education with English for Speakers of Other Languages endorsement, Master of Educational Leadership, and Certification in Infant Family Mental Health from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Prior to her election to the board, she actively advocated for children in foster care and became their champion at school, in court, and at their group home. She is a firm believer that all children can succeed with caring and consistent support. Mrs. Edmond served as a Guardian ad Litem for ten years. Her work with youth in foster care led to her passion for education, understanding this is often a barrier to success. As an educational leader and advocate for children and families, she is active in the community and served in leadership roles on numerous committees. She has a significant and consistent history of advocacy for children and families on a local, state and national level through her work with unions and Parent Teacher Associations. She was the treasurer for Fairmount Park Elementary PTA; past President of South St. Petersburg Community PTA; Grants & Patron Chair for Pinellas County Council PTA; and, Pinellas County Council PTA lead contact for the National PTA and Transformative Family Engagement. She also served with the City of St. Petersburg’s Youth Development Grant Review Committee and the South St. Petersburg CRA (Community Redevelopment Area) Advisory Committee. As an instructional leader, she was a teacher and science coach in Pinellas County Schools, mainly in Title I and Transformation Zone Schools. She is a proud parent of children attending Pinellas County Schools.